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Legionnaires' Policy Change May Be Helping to Identify Additional Clusters of Illness

Legionnaires' Policy Change May Be Helping to Identify Additional Clusters of Illness

City officials meanwhile, are crediting this policy change with possibly helping to identify a more recent cluster of cases in the Morris Park, Bronx, which was first reported Sept. 21 and has subsequently led to illness in 15 individuals, one of whom has died.

Infected Kidney Donors Raise Delayed Graft Function Risk, Not Graft Loss

Infected Kidney Donors Raise Delayed Graft Function Risk, Not Graft Loss

Kidneys from blood culture positive donors are not associated with graft and patient survival, however.

Statins Linked with Lower Liver Disease Progression in Patients with HIV and Hep C

Statins Linked with Lower Liver Disease Progression in Patients with HIV and Hep C

Statin use caused lower incidence of liver disease progression in HIV and HCV co-infected individuals.

Antibiotic Prophylaxis May Reduce Recurrent UTI Risk by 50%

Antibiotic Prophylaxis May Reduce Recurrent UTI Risk by 50%

New meta-analysis also found no significant difference in risk between antimicrobial agents in head-to-head trials.

RV5 Safe, Immunogenic for HIV-Exposed Infants and Infants with HIV

RV5 Safe, Immunogenic for HIV-Exposed Infants and Infants with HIV

Immune responses to RV5 were higher than placebo regardless of HIV exposure.

Patients With HAI May Have Increased Mortality Post Discharge

Patients With HAI May Have Increased Mortality Post Discharge

The researchers concluded that individuals with an HAI had a 21.6% risk of mortality within 90 days of being released from the hospital as compared with 14.7% of individuals without an HAI.

ResPECT: Less Sick Days Taken When Influenza Vaccine Policy Implemented

ResPECT: Less Sick Days Taken When Influenza Vaccine Policy Implemented

Sites that had mandatory influenza vaccination programs and high influenza vaccine rates had lower sick day ratios.

Preventing - and Planning for - the Next Potential Flu Pandemic

Preventing - and Planning for - the Next Potential Flu Pandemic

Influenza surveillance and response remains an ongoing, and changing, challenge-and pandemic preparedness goes well beyond stockpiling vaccines, noted speakers at IDWeek 2015's closing plenary session.

Concomitant Treatment With Vancomycin, Certain Medications May Boost Acute Kidney Injury Risk

Concomitant Treatment With Vancomycin, Certain Medications May Boost Acute Kidney Injury Risk

New studies may clarify the risks associated with antibiotic combinations that include vancomycin, a drug with well-known nephrotoxicities.

Culture-Directed Prophylaxis Linked with Reduced Post-Cystectomy Infection Rates

Culture-Directed Prophylaxis Linked with Reduced Post-Cystectomy Infection Rates

Researchers report a significant drop in 30-day post-operative infection rate.

Opioid Use May Boost Hospitalization Risk for Serious Infection in Older Adults

Opioid Use May Boost Hospitalization Risk for Serious Infection in Older Adults

Opioid use was associated with an increased risk of hospitalizations for serious infections, and was higher with current use at higher daily doses and when using long-acting formulations, data from a case series analysis has shown at IDWeek 2015.

Needle Exchange Program Helped to Slow HIV Outbreak in Indiana

Needle Exchange Program Helped to Slow HIV Outbreak in Indiana

The outbreak was the 'canary in the coalmine,' according to a speaker at IDWeek 2015.

Many Americans Traveling Overseas at Risk for Measles, Hepatitis A

Many Americans Traveling Overseas at Risk for Measles, Hepatitis A

The findings suggest the lack of pretravel vaccination was a factor in illness outbreaks.

Antibiotic Stewardship Program Reduced C. diff and Related Costs in Hospitalized Children, Study Says

Antibiotic Stewardship Program Reduced C. diff and Related Costs in Hospitalized Children, Study Says

When all antibiotics were evaluated, annual costs decreased from $277,620 to $221,590 for a total yearly savings of $56,030.

Stay Alert for Infection in ED Patients Who Have Fallen

Stay Alert for Infection in ED Patients Who Have Fallen

Even though many of the patients had vague early signs of an infection, such as weakness, or lethargy, it was the fall that brought them in.

A Tool To Predict Pneumonia Severity Outcomes

A Tool To Predict Pneumonia Severity Outcomes

Validation of this CPR, which is ongoing, could be used to assess disease severity and inform clinical decision making.

A Call for Additional Study on IR-Guided Bone Culture for Pediatric AHO Patients

A Call for Additional Study on IR-Guided Bone Culture for Pediatric AHO Patients

IR-guided bone culture may be useful in treating patients with pediatric AHO, but more data are needed.

Ebola Survivor Discusses Ongoing Sequelae and Lessons Learned for Future Outbreaks

Ebola Survivor Discusses Ongoing Sequelae and Lessons Learned for Future Outbreaks

Ian Crozier, MD, has been described as the sickest person ever to survive Ebola Virus Disease, or EVD. Presenting his story as a survivor at IDWeek 2015, he said he was "happy to be here."

Delaying Antiviral Treatment May Increase the Risk of Severe Influenza in Obese Patients

Delaying Antiviral Treatment May Increase the Risk of Severe Influenza in Obese Patients

Disease severity was higher in obese patients during the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 influenza seasons.

International Travel Factors May Influence Antibiotic-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Healthy Children

International Travel Factors May Influence Antibiotic-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Healthy Children

Overall, third generation cephalosporin-resistant E. coli (3GC-R Ec) carriage was 4.2% and ranged from 3.4% to 5.1% among the study sites.

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